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New York Times, Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Author:
Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
Darwin work ... with a hint to three consecutive letters in 3-, 4-, 7-, 9- and 11-Down
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
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31263861
RebusCircleScrabbleFresh
441.6168%
Mary Lou Guizzo
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401015253711121
RebusCircleScrabbleFresh
10391.6256%
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {GQW} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Guizzo. This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Chen. Wednesday freshness: 7%
Constructor notes:
MARY LOU: I enjoyed working with and learning from Jeff. He was very kind and patient mentoring me during the long evolution of this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Working with Mary Lou is a pleasure. She exemplifies one quality I think all good constructors must have: the ability to generate and ... read more
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R
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A
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M
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I
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C
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E
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T
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U
S
A
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D
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Z
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O
H
T
H
A
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T
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B
A
N
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E
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T
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O
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I
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O
M
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N
C
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O
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I
N
D
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X
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K
A
F
K
A
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E
O
N
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L
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E
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E
R
N
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E
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M
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A
L
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S
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R
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I
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S
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M
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A
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C
A
B
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J
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A
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H
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E
V
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A
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R
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O
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R
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S
M
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S
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A
C
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M
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P
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M
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P
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N
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S
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P
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N
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H
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M
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X
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P
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T
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A
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H
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S
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© 2014, The New York Times10/8/14 ( No. 23,710 )
Across
1
Try to sink, maybe : RAM
4
"Rhyme Pays" rapper : ICET
8
Fantasy league figures : STATS
13
TBS competitor : USA
14
Knock silly : DAZE
15
"Ah, I didn't know what you were referring to" : OHTHAT
17
Put on a blacklist : BAN
18
The Auld Sod : ERIN
19
Honest with : TRUETO
20
"Hot to trot" or "cold feet" : IDIOM
22
Many a PX shopper : NCO
24
The Dow, for one : INDEX
25
"Amerika" novelist : KAFKA
26
Many, many moons : EON
27
Jeans brand : LEE
28
Shoreline raptor : ERNE
30
"The Rachael Ray Show" creation : MEAL
32
___ Lanka : SRI
35
Father-and-son rulers of Syria : ASSADS
37
Homer Simpson's mother : MONA
38
One with a checkered existence? : CAB
39
Quickly write : JOT
40
"Foolish" singer, 2002 : ASHANTI
42
Time to revel : EVE
43
First-goal link : AND
44
Jockey's control : REIN
45
Privy to a practical joke, say : INONIT
47
Pastrami go-with : RYE
48
Cornerstone abbr. : ESTD
49
Porn : SMUT
50
Onetime tribe of the Upper Midwest : SAC
52
Official with a whisk broom, for short : UMP
54
Positrons' places : ATOMS
57
All, in Alba : TUTTO
59
"___ your request ..." : PER
60
Commerce pact signed by Clinton : NAFTA
61
Incite, as trouble : STIRUP
63
Dr Pepper Snapple Group brand : NEHI
65
Be sociable : MIX
66
Italian sandwich : PANINI
67
Slave away : TOIL
68
Gator's tail? : ADE
69
Marriott competitor : HYATT
70
Humane org. : SPCA
71
"N.Y. State of Mind" rapper : NAS
Down
1
Inventor of a six-color puzzle : RUBIK
2
Carne ___ (Mexican dish) : ASADA
3
Expansionist doctrine : MANIFESTDESTINY
4
Election loser's cry : IDEMANDARECOUNT
5
Vacation rental, maybe : CAR
6
Slate or Salon : EZINE
7
Text on tablets : TENCOMMANDMENTS
8
Elbow-bender : SOT
9
Big 1975 boxing showdown : THRILLAINMANILA
10
Carry ___ (sing on key) : ATUNE
11
Darwin work ... with a hint to three consecutive letters in 3-, 4-, 7-, 9- and 11-Down : THEDESCENTOFMAN
12
Fill beyond full : SATE
16
Poison sci. : TOX
21
Gumbo need : OKRA
23
Result of a leadoff single : ONEON
29
Handy Scrabble tiles : ESSES
31
Nay sayers : ANTIS
33
Beatle George's sitar teacher : RAVI
34
"Fat chance!" : IBET
35
Cracked a bit : AJAR
36
Maker of Aibo robotic pets : SONY
41
Ask, as for a loan : HITUP
46
Eke ___ living : OUTA
51
Skylit rooms : ATRIA
53
Before surgery, informally : PREOP
55
Crete's highest peak : MTIDA
56
Big band section : SAXES
57
Rx amt. : TSP
58
One of its symbols is the sego lily : UTAH
62
Indy service area : PIT
64
Sound from an 8-Down : HIC

Answer summary:
1 debuted here and reused later.

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